Three-team deal between Cleveland, Utah, and Sacramento reshapes Cavaliers roster

Three-team deal between Cleveland, Utah, and Sacramento reshapes Cavaliers roster

The struggling Cavaliers made a statement at the trade deadline, following up their Isaiah Thomas deal with another major move. They acquired big trade market names like Rodney Hood and George Hill in exchange for Players like Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, and Iman Shumpert.

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Raj Sawhney

Moving Isaiah Thomas was only part one of a big day of deals for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that, in a three-team deal between Cleveland, the Utah Jazz, and the Sacramento Kings, Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose will go to Utah, Rodney Hood and George Hill will go to Cleveland, and Joe Johnson and Iman Shumpert will go to Sacramento.

Hood, Hill, and Johnson were amongst some of the biggest names being thrown out in trade talks leading up to the deadline.

Big turnaround for Cleveland

This marks the second move that the Cavaliers have made leading up to the 3:00 p.m. trade deadline, having sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. just minutes before this deal went down.

A struggling Cleveland team has now completely reshaped their structure as the All-Star break approaches. They are now considerably younger, and have many more shooting threats following these massive moves on the day of the deadline. 

Veteran Joe Johnson will now play for the Sacramento Kings. Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP
Veteran Joe Johnson will now play for the Sacramento Kings. Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

Cavaliers' general manager Koby Altman is making a stamp in his first season with the Cavaliers, and it will soon be seen whether or not these moves pay dividends and give the Cavaliers the winning edge that they have been lacking. 

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